Green’s GM war costing millions of lives

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The Soil Association (SA), Britain’s foremost organic food organization, is indirectly responsible for the deaths of millions of children because of its ongoing opposition to Golden Rice, a leading environmentalist has claimed.

Dr Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, has accused the Soil Association — which claims to be responsible for the certification of around 70 percent of organic produce in the UK — of using “lies and scare tactics” and “anti-science extremism” in its campaign against the “miracle” genetically-modified (GM) crop, Golden Rice.

Golden Rice is modified to cure vitamin A deficiency, which kills more than two million children each year, and causes another 500,000 to go blind.

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But the Soil Association claims that Golden Rice is expensive, ineffective, unethical and potentially dangerous.

Read the full original article: Green groups GM war costing millions of lives, claims environmentalist

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